The Mary McClellan Foundation (MMF) invites applications for its 2019 grant cycle. All nonprofit organizations interested in receiving grant support to address the health care needs of the communities of southern Washington County, New York and the town of Hoosick are invited to apply.

To view previous examples of grant awards download a list of 2018 Grant Recipients


The MMF is particularly interested in supporting programs or services that have been or need to be developed to fill the gap caused by the closure of the Mary McClellan Hospital. Grants range in size up to $20,000.

To download a copy of the application and instructions, click on the link below.

MMF Application Instructions.doc | 2019 MMF Application.doc
MMF Application Instructions.pdf | 2019 MMF Application.pdf
Who are Eligible Applicants?
Not-for-profit organizations are eligible for grant support. Programs funded under the grant should address the health care needs of community members in one, several or all of the following Washington County townships: Cambridge, Easton, Greenwich, Jackson, Salem, or White Creek as well as the Town of Hoosick in Rensselaer County. A nonprofit is not required to be located in one of these townships but it must serve a significant number of residents in one or more of these municipalities. Each nonprofit can submit multiple requests to MMF, but the organization should prioritize their requests.

Can organizations that have received MMF grants in the past years be eligible for additional grants?
Yes, but organizations that have received MMF financial support in past years must be sure that they are in good standing with the Foundation. To this end, if grant funds have been fully expended, the organization should forward a final report or alternatively if activities under the previous grant are still in process, a brief one paragraph progress report should be submitted with the application for the current year. A blank “Grant Report Form” is provided for your convenience:

Grant Report Form.doc | Grant Report Form.pdf
What types of organizations or expenses are NOT eligible for MMF grant support?

  • New York State agencies, departments and two or four-year public colleges or universities
  • Businesses or commercial enterprises
  • Individuals
  • General Operating Expenses or Fundraising Events
  • Maintenance on facilities
  • Medicines or other medical supplies that could be billed or part of normal operating expenses

How much money can the organization apply for?
Typically, an organization can apply for grants up to $20,000 per year. Starting in 2013, MMF will consider multi-year grant requests. Although organizations are not required to provide matching funds for Mary McClellan Foundation programs, demonstrated efforts to supplement Mary McClellan Foundation grant monies with support from other sources will strengthen applications. Applicants may apply for more than one project but must prioritize requests.

What criteria will be used to evaluate applications?
The Mary McClellan Foundation Board will review and rank all applications and recommend selection of awardees. Selection criteria include evidence of community need, community benefit, target population(s) for services, organizational history/accomplishments, commitment to addressing health care needs of target communities, feasibility and non-duplication of programs in the same geographic area.

Note: The Mary McClellan Foundation reserves the right to fund all or a portion of the requested amount or reject applications, based on the feasibility of the proposals received, and the total requests for funds. MMF reserves the right to ask for additional information regarding applications to clarify purposes for which funding is sought and organizational standing and may invite prospective applicants to present their programs to the MMF Board.

How do I Apply for MMF Grant Support?
Interested applicants are asked to fill out an application requesting support from the MMF. Applications can be obtained by calling (518) 677-8819 or downloaded online at the Mary McClellan Foundation website

Applicants may apply for more than one project but must prioritize requests. If applicant is applying for more than one grant, please complete a separate Part II and Part III A for each program for which you are seeking funding and prioritize grants sought on the application.

Have Questions? Questions concerning the Mary McClellan Foundation Grant Program can be directed to:

The paper original and a digital copy of the application must be submitted by mail and postmarked no later than Monday, September 9, 2019. Applications can be mailed to The Mary McClellan Foundation One East Main Street, Cambridge, NY 12816 or delivered by 5:00 PM, Monday, September 9, 2019 to the Law Office of Alan Wrigley, Esq.